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CNBC
Jan 18, 2013 12:00pm EST
to do. get rid of your defensive holdings. time to play offense and put on risk. to me i like verizon, like the story, expect a good quarter but that is not where you're going to make money. >> now is the time for beta. >> big beta big boy. >> all right. a different restaurant. >> all right. portions are much different. >> yeah. >> you have your eye on nsc why? >> i think what you are really finding out here is, is the china story really playing out from our aspect? are we seeing the shipments going across when you talk about coal obviously very heavily weighted toward what they're really moving right now but also merchandise for nsc. i think those will really give us a great temperature or barometer of what is going on in the market. >> our next guest says three factors could trigger a pullback for stocks and his track record on the show suggests you should listen up. mike santoli of yahoo finance has made several winning calls of late and joins us now. mike welcome back. what are the three factors we should be looking for? my guys on the desk are mostly bullish. >> look. i wouldn't
FOX
Jan 20, 2013 9:00am EST
qaeda, as a spent force. but, just this week, when this terrorist action happened, defense secretary panetta talked about al qaeda, in a very different way. let's watch: >> president barack obama: we've decimated al qaeda's current leadership and brought usama bin laden to justice he deserved. [cheers and applause]. >> al qaeda is still there. they are still a threat. they are a threat in yemen and a threat in somalia. they are a threat as we speak in mali. >> chris: does the president now recognize that al qaeda is not decimated, but is in fact resurging in the countries that leon panetta talked about and what is he prepared to do to take them out in algeria and libya and across the region. >> the president recognizes that. each and every day he is monitoring activity an attempting to disrupt them. >> chris: why in the campaign did he say they were decimated. >> there is no question the core al qaeda leadership in the region has been decimated and you are seeing across the globe groups mushrooming up and what we have done in yemen and in northern africa -- but, again we'll take the
CNN
Jan 18, 2013 8:00am PST
priority is the safety and security of these hostages. the defense secretary, leon panetta, is saying, quote, terrorists who murder or kidnap americans will be hunted down. one escaped hostage is saying that he had plastic explosives strapped around his neck. his brother spoke about the terrifying moments. >> yeah. we just found out recently that he'd been made to sleep with semtex tied around his neck. he had duct tape over his mouth and his hands tied and we find out how he got free. and was removing five convoy loads from a different part of the compound and one of the jeeps steven was in, there were five jeeps, and the algerian army had bombed the jeeps, and out of five jeeps, the bombs -- four of them were hit and wiped out and obviously they lost their lives. luckily enough for my brother he was in the jeep that crashed, and she was able to make a brea for freedom with the semtex around his neck. >> pretty calm account from the brother. but the little boy, the son of the escaped hostage here, expressing relief and tears over the news that his dad finally among those hostages who
CNN
Jan 15, 2013 1:00pm PST
came back from that and put banned performance enhancing drugs in his body. his great defense was, after what i've been through, do you think i would put that stuff in my body and, of course, everybody said, everybody bought that because it was so plausible. so for lance to have actually doped after cancer was a pretty tough thing to do and i think it indicated a win at all costs attitude that was commendable and it was a seriously wrong thing to do. >> you were one of the very first people to question lance armstrong. it goes all the way back to 1999. what was it that made you suspicious in the first place? >> my first point of kind of suspicion was watching lance's treatment of a young french rider and there will be people out there, if they were all doping, how wrong -- how can you blame lance and single him out? they all weren't doping and one of the guys who did not dope in 1999 was a young french rider, and he offered the pin that you couldn't win this tour de france in '99 without doping and much of the colleagues resented him saying that. the guy who most resented him sayi
ABC
Jan 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
raddatz is traveling with the defense secretary, who is in italy watching every move. martha? >> reporter: good evening, diane, from rome, where secretary of defense leon panetta is urgently trying to get more information about this attack on americans and others. three americans are believed to be held hostage right now, but u.s. officials warn that number is fluid. secretary panetta tonight says the u.s. will take all necessary steps to deal with this crisis. >> by all indications, this is a terrorist act. and the united states strongly condemns these kinds of terrorist acts. it is a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage along with others. >> reporter: it all began when 20 armed islamic militants, believed to be affiliated with al qaeda, approached a group of oil workers. the attackers were reportedly heavily armed, driving in three unmarked vehicles. the oil workers were on a bus headed to a nearby airport. there was a fight -- security forces for the workers battled back. when the smoke cleared, at least one foreign worker was dead, others wounded. the terrorists then h
CNN
Jan 17, 2013 2:00am PST
of murdering 16 afghan civilians, 9 of them children, he is set to be arraigned today. a defense attorney says staff sergeant robert bales will plead not guilty. he is being held at a base in washington state. bales allegedly murdered the civilians in a nighttime raid last march. >>> the world awaits oprah winfrey's one-on-one with lance armstrong tonight. it's widely reported he will admit to doping but what else will he say? the interview has not aired, but the damage control is underway. a source telling us that armstrong is already in talks to return some of his endorsement money. >>> a northern california man facing a $14,000 property tax bill, paid his tab in rolls of coin. stacks of dollar bills. larry casper said he tried to pay half his bill weeks ago but the county would only accept payment in full. so he asked family to empty out their piggie banks. every year at this time, this becomes the park city, utah sundance film festival. sundance traditionally a mecca for independent films. some 50,000 people expected to descend on the town over the next ten days. next week you guys are tra
MSNBC
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
is marian wright edelman, founder and president of the children's defense fund and also mayor mark klinechman who is author of "against guns. ooh" and also, a parent whose daughter was shot and injured in the mass shooting in va tech in 1997 in which 32 people were murdered. and amy walter who is senior editor of the "cook report." thank you all for being here. amy, i want to thastart with yo because the biggest part of being a inside is knowing what questions you should ask, so as gun control, what should we be asking? >> well, as washington insider with retalk about the policy and the prescriptions and the actual policy that a lot of folks would like to see happen or prevent from happening on guns. at the same time what's missing in this discussion is the cultural issues here which i think that we forget about in washington that when we talk about gun ownership here and in nerdland, we talk about specific policies, but think that for a lot of people, what gun ownership is not about how many bullets you can buy or what kinds of guns you can own, but it is about a way of life, and
MSNBC
Jan 20, 2013 7:00am PST
member than from the enemy. but the department of defense and all the services have done little except a lot of lip service in terms of addressing this issue. >> is the second term a time we might see it? we have been hearing critique of the cabinet but weather the secretary of defense is a man or woman, as secretary of defense, we want that person addressing these questions. will we see a stronger motivation to address the questions of military sexual assault in the second term? >> i certainly hope so. we are having a hearing in congress this week where more than 41 young recruits, new trainees were sexually assaulted or harassed by 19 military training instructors. it wasn't because women came forward and talked about it. only one reported it. there's a fear of reporting it. if you report it, your career is over. >> is there something we can learn from sort of the culture of the military which is at this moment, managing poorly in some ways the influx of new women service members and what's going on in the u.s. house of representatives and the u.s. senate which are still dominated by
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 8:00pm PST
. >> "outfront" tonight, the defense department's former africa counterterrorism director, jeff porter, he has briefed the fbi on the situation, and chris lawrence. our pentagon correspondent. chris, let me start with you. the state department says we have to do the job right. the defense department says the united states will be involved in mali. what are you hearing tonight as far as u.s. intervention? >> they're narrowing down the option. piloted planes to gather some intelligence is one option. drones, although one official told me those are in very high demand with things going on in yemen and afghanistan, libya and other areas around the world. he said look for possibly some air lift capacity. in other words, big cargo planes that would allow the french to get more equipment to where it's needed in mali, and refueling capability. in other words, the french jets doing some of the bombing, these american refueling tankers could pull up alongside them, and the french jets could refuel in air so they could go longer and further without having to come back to a base. >> interesting options. t
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 9:00pm PST
are good. i think the defense will be a fight. that will be fun to watch. >> let's talk about guns. i have been talking about this a lot. particularly since sandy hook, but before that. you're an independent in many ways, but what do you make of the gun debate. i'll tell you why i ask. in britain, it's not a political thing, never has been. never left or right. it's more of a human reaction when things happen, we have to do something. why is it so political in america? >> it's a part, i think, of how our country was formed. we did have to take up arms to form our country. >> to get rid of us. >> i didn't want to say it, but if you're going to bring it up, yeah, to get you guys out. there's that. it's in our constitution. look, i own a gun. you know, i'm gone a lot. i have a wife, i have two kids. i know how to keep them. they're in a gun safe. nobody can get to them. >> how many do you have? >> three. >> what type? >> i don't have an assault weapon. >> you have handguns? >> exactly. and i'm a sportsman. and i shoot skeet, and i grew up in the midwest. that's a part of my culture. i underst
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 6:00pm PST
? >> first and foremost, if you have never fired an ar-15, as a woman who also has self-defense, uses guns for self-defense and likes to know that i have that security they're a lot easier to fire than other rifles with the recoil. >> you think all women should be armed with ar-15s? >> my goodness, are you going to go off on a tangent every time i say one thing? come on, now, piers. stay with me. stay here with me. >> i'm trying to find out what you believe. >> i'm trying to explain it to you, but you keep putting words in my mouth every time try. so stop, let me finish and we'll get somewhere with this. an ar-15, honestly, it's just like any other rifle. i don't understand why some individuals can become so scared of this, because they think it's a scary-looking weapon. it's not. this is not the military assault rifle that fully automatic or capable of select fire. >> it shot 17 americans in a movie heater in 90 seconds. it murdered a group of new york state firemen. >> there are pistols made by armor light. >> this particular weapon has been used in the last four mass shootings. >> how a
CNN
Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
understand from defense secretary panetta there were probably about seven or eight americans initially, and some, as you said, have gotten out. they talked to their families, but it is still really unclear what has happened to nem. >> it surprises me there's so little information. early this morning, you know, this raid had already begun. so the fact that information has been so slow to come out surprises me, i guess because it's a remote region. did the algerians give the u.s. a heads up before they conducted the raid, do we know? >> they did not. that's what we're told by u.s. officials, they didn't. that's one of the growing frustrations. everyone understands, of course, it was a very difficult operation and remains a difficult operation, but without that heads up, the u.s. and i have been talking to some european countries that are expressing some frustration with a lack of information, conflicting information, not enough information on the u.s. hostages. so that is saproblem. >> we're also learning from defense officials, the u.s. is increasing its role in the conflict in mali. ho
CNN
Jan 18, 2013 8:00pm PST
raided. >> reporter: defense secretary leon panetta issued a warning to those running the training camps. >> terrorists should be on notice that they will kind no sanctuary, no refuge, not in algeria, not in north africa, not anywhere. >> reporter: so far this al qaeda group has been focused in africa, but counterterrorism officials are concerned that if these training camps continue to flourish, their ambitions may expand. libya is right on the southern shore of the mediterranean, and officials are concerned that militants could try for an attack in europe or european militants could come to libya, get training, and then try to carry out an attack back home. erin? >> thanks very much to chris lawrence. fran townsend is a former homeland and counter trirm security adviser to president george bush. and stuart holiday is former ambassador. stuart, let me start with you. in chris' reporting there was a sound bite from president obama from a very different time, and that sound bite he said libya is a success. it's a lesson in success of how to do these things. was that premature given what c
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
is across-the-board cuts across domestic and -- >> half from defense, which is 17% of the budget, so the question is, do republicans hate defense cuts less than they would like to see the spending cuts on the domestic side? my -- after that comes march 27th, which is when the current continuing resolution on -- that funds the government expires, so we're going to have real debates about real splittable differences. >> the other thing, george, that's going to happen, and i think that this is going to begin the process of it, is that every day that goes past the inauguration is a loss of power day for the president. and you have -- you basically now have a party, the democratic party will function with him but it's been a cult of personal. fundamentally a cult of personality around the president. they'll have to figure out where they go from here and what's going to happen. the republicans are a cult of no personality and no people and they're going to have to figure out so each day goes forward i think we're going to have an increasing inability for somebody to stand up and say i repr
CBS
Jan 20, 2013 10:30am EST
, because the president's time, the secretary of state's time, secretary of defense's time is pretty limited. you better know what you want to achieve in in in three years or so >> you told me earlier this morning something i had never known. upper the national security adviser, one of the president's closest aides during the first term. then you were nominated to be secretary of state, and you told me you had to go through a full background check. >> that's right. i remember thinking-- they were going out and talking to my neighbors again. and i remember thinking didn't we just do this four years ago? you know what i've been doing for the last four years. maybe it's a little bit of a sense of the turf wars in washington between the white house and state department but it was done all over again >> that's just amazing to me. bob, you have watched a few of these inaugurations. you heard david plouffe say this morning he thinks there's massive support for deficit reduction in the country, and massive support for this and that. i'm not sure how massive the support is. it seems to me everybody w
CNBC
Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm EST
a lower 18% growth rate. in defense of starbucks, they have a better brand not to mention, indeed, better coffee. you've got two ways to win, it could rally up to $14, i think that could be a conservative number or the stock could go to $16.24, i know, pretty precise, on a potential takeover bid. they seem to be addicted to coffee-related acquisitions as i'm addicted to coffee itself. it is at a 52-week high. and i'm willing to endorse buying the stock on a pullback. wait for some market -- believe me, it does happen, knock the stock down and then make your move. here's the bottom line, krispy kreme as this donutamid clearly shows is back. and it's giving you two ways to win. either the company gets taken ore or stays independent and grows like a weed. the only thing that gives me pause is the gigantic move in the share price. i'm begging, be patient, wait for a pullback and please use limit orders if you're going to buy kkd. let's go to bob in my home state of new jersey. bob? >> caller: boo-yah to ya, jim. >> how do you like that burger? cheese on it, onion, pickle, lettuce, that's from
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 2:30am PST
they are with unemployment. the first time since 2009. >>> there's a troubling new statistic from the department of defense involving u.s. service members. the number of suicides in the military surged to a record high of 349 last year. that's according to the associated press. that exceeds the 295 americans who died fighting in afghanistan in 2012. >>> the military has launched a number of new programs to improve mental health services and increase awareness of the problem which the pentagon has now labeled an epidemic. >>> there's an unlikely voice entering the obesity debate. with local governments considering measures similar to mayor bloomberg's crackdown on large sugary drinks in new york city, soda giant coca-cola now stepping into the conversation. coke has unleashed a new ad campaign that defends its record while acknowledging the company's role when it comes to america's weight problem. nbc's chris jansing with the details. ♪ ♪ teach the world to sing to perfect harmony ♪ >> reporter: the company that once wanted to buy the world a coke, whose commercials turned adorable polar bears into po
NBC
Jan 17, 2013 6:30pm EST
to one defense official, the algerians were in total control. brian. >> jim miklashevski at the pentagon. >>> another big story today, big progress to report tonight in this country's war on cancer, specifically a dramatic drop in cancer death rates over the last 20 years. but the news from the american cancer society is not all good. it comes with a big warning about the next big risk. here with that our chief science correspondent, robert bazell. >> reporter: the report out today illustrates huge strides in the fight against cancer which kills one in four americans. the death rate down more than 20% in the last two decades is attributed to improved survival from the biggest killers, lung and colon cancer, for both men and women. breast cancer and women and prostate cancer. >> the public should be ecstatic we are seeing these kind of reductions but they need to realize the battle hasn't been one. >> reporter: experts emphasize the kind of death rate is not due to the expensive new drugs we hear about. instead they point to people smoking less and early detection, especially for breast a
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 1:00pm PST
the military help come from? >> it could come from europe and even closer. a senior defense official tells me now that defense secretary leon panetta has assured americans that the u.s. military will take all necessary and proper steps to deal with this attack. what could that mean? most importantly, the pentagon's africa command has what is called a commander and extremist force. it's a small, very lethal force that is dedicated to hostage rescue and counterterrorism. they are at an undisclosed location but we're told they are on a very, very short window to be put into action. now, expanding out just a little bit, take a look at the map, look at where algeria is. look at where this oil facility is. you can take a look in italy, the u.s. has air bases in italy which they could use a cargo lift, they could also use surveillance plates from there and they also have about 150 marines that are trained in crisis intervention in italy and also as we move over to rota, spain, there are two marine corps anti-terrorism bases there. further out, if necessary, back here on the east coast, all u.s. spec
CNN
Jan 15, 2013 2:00am PST
was shot dead two years ago. both prosecution and defense maintain his activities were not the motive behind his killing but the defense argues that the child was exposed to violence at a young age. looks like he'll be held in some kind of detention facility until he's 23 years old. >>> a wisconsin woman who once weighed 425 pounds -- take a look at your screen right now -- she's now competing in triathlons. >> good for her. >> amy smith said her weight caused complications when her second daughter was born, so she had gastric bypass surgery. look at her. then she started working out. just one year later and smith has already completed two triathlons and two half marathons. >> my knees hurt, my back hurt, and i had high blood pressure. i was prediabetic. you know, i was going down a bad path. there's a group of us out there that have had weight loss surgery who are athletes now. i can say it. i never was comfortable saying that. >> oh, you are an athlete. you go, amy. now that she considers herself an athlete, amy smith's new goal is to participate in the elite iron man competition. >
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 2:00am PST
survivor, the person that stays behind just in case the unimaginable happens. it was then defense secretary robert gates four years ago. we're waiting to see who it is this time around. this is where all the big people will be sitting. they'll file in sometime a little over 9:00 a.m. zoraida? >> i love the view, john. i think you may have the best seat in the house right now. >> not bad. >> thank you very much. so the washington who's who will no doubt be in full party mode tonight with inaugural events planned around the city, the commander in chief's ball and the inaugural ball will bring out big names like katy perry, brad paisley, stevie wonder and alicia keys. the festivities kicked off yesterday, like the hip hop ball. john legend, eva longoria and swiss beats took to the stage. two lucky girls, brooke baldwin and suzanne malveaux had front row seats. >> i'm brooke baldwin inside a rocking theater. this is the here rose for red, white and blue ball. on stage behind me and the headliner of the whole evening, lynyrd skynyrd. but the real heroes tonight, the men and women inside this the
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 4:00am PST
raining down. others stood over the gas pistol. a self-defense weapon that can be deadly. it's still unclear why the 25-year-old bulgarian turkish man attacked ahmed dugan, longtime leader that represents bulgaria's turks and muslims. we're working on finding out everything about the attacker says the intear your minister. samples were taken to see if there were drums in his system. mystery how he got in. on top of the gun he had two knives, as well as a criminal background, the rest for drugs possession and robbery. he was anewsing his retirement when he was attacked. this morning the police say he's fine but many questions remain. for "good morning america," i'm alex marquardt in new york. >> unbelievable video, that politician is very lucky. >> he is, indeed. >>> time to check in with ron claiborne. >> that's a pretty wild story there. good morning to you, bianna and dan. >>> good morning, everyone. we begin with breaking news overnight on a scare involving boeing's new 787. they believe two different incidents with the battery had different causes further complicating the investi
CNBC
Jan 16, 2013 6:00pm EST
offering plans to cut medicare, social security, defense, oh, please. i'll believe it as i see it, even though i think it's important that it be done. both parties guilty of too much spending. the democrats witt vitriolic, t to make money to pay for it. and enough politics. the american investor figures out we're pretty long through the united states of three-ring circuses. the most important spur for investment is confidence. three issues that held up business formation and stock investing for a long time. put a drag on it. uncertainty of the presidential election, uncertainty of the fiscal cliff and the sequester debt ceiling argument. two big bad events, only one more station on the gauntlet. it simply isn't as scary or meaningful as when it comes to the stock market or new business formation. sorry, it won't sell as many parents, and it just won't. smart investors are making a bet they can't wait for the third of the three washington incursions to be finished. once a big bad event is passed, the rick of responding floods in. now we're about to finish the third leg of the political s
CNBC
Jan 14, 2013 7:00pm EST
that the politicians are going after, the semiautomatics are the most popular guns bought for self-defense. we need to look at whether these measures are actually going to have an impact or not and a lot of them are just political and are not going to keep our children safer. >> robert costa, we heard from senator joe manchin over the weekend and others. they want a broad base. they said you're not going to get a semiautomatic ban unless you have bettered attention to mental illness and obama today said that the gun lobby people were ginning up fear among americans who otherwise want reform. where is this thing going to play out? >> larry, i just walked over here in the u.s. capitol. the house is now back in session. i spoke with some lawmakers. especially among republican legislator, there's not a clamor to move towards an assault weapon ban, but there's a real discussion about background checks, about limiting the amount of bullets that could be in a magazine. and these are only preliminary discussions. so what president obama did today by talking about an executive order, he is trying to urge th
CNBC
Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
defense unless ackman has a catalyst that is not himself. >> well, but to your point, karen, you are saying the short squeeze, it could theoretically continue as the shorts get out, there could be more in but if you take the shares off the market -- >> out of circulation. >> it becomes smaller and the squeeze becomes more painful. >> and guy being as old school that he is -- >> that's my thing. >> i am old school. if you think this hasn't happened, it happened before. in the early 2000s, irvin jacobs, probably been on the network from time to time and carl icahn, who is a regular on the network, butted heads where jacobs actually took out an article empl'e imploring people short sales. and it went from $4, rallied to $18. he wound up being right and then carl wound up winning in tend. >> happens a lot. >> always useful. >>> all right, coming up next, why america's shopping malls could be a dying breed. we go dead mall walking with one of the industry's most vocal skrit ickes. >>> first, surf's up. two areas you may want to bail out on. stay tuned. with the spark cash card from ca
CNN
Jan 17, 2013 4:00pm PST
defense officials the u.s. could be helping to bring an entire french mechanized infantry battalion into mali. that would involve maybe 30 trips of big cargo flights, bringing weapons, troops, and heavy vehicles into the fight in mali. we're told at this point, it looks like the airport there is not equipped to handle such a big airlift. there's a lot of other planes and flights tying up the runway, so to speak. so it may be that these flights land in neighboring countries. but regardless of whether that airport clears up and where they land, these flights will have u.s. military security forces, but they're only there to protect both the aircraft and the air crew. >> 30 cargo flights. that's pretty significant. thanks very much to chris lawrence. and "outfront" tonight, now democratic congressman adam schiff, a member of the house intelligence committee. and congressman, thanks so much for taking the time. i want to start with this developing story, as we're trying to figure out what the details are, so many of them are conflicting. let me just start by asking you this. you know, e
CNN
Jan 17, 2013 11:00pm PST
's not really a defense, to i shouldn't have to pay you back. >> do you think -- i guess i'm trying to understand. the livestrong part of this, and we have a statement from them that's just coming in. i'm going to share it with everyone in just a moment. the one thing people say is, look. no matter all the bad or the evil certain people can do, and in this case he hurt a lot of people. he did a lot of bad things. but the livestrong foundation also helped a lot of people. and did a lot of good things. does that in any way absolve him? >> no, it doesn't, although i've maintained, and we maintained in our lawsuit that there's a difference between mr. armstrong the cyclist and the individual who cheated and doped. and mr. armstrong the humanitarian who ran his foundation. and just because he did good works through his foundation doesn't mean he shouldn't be held accountable for what he did on the racing track and with his sponsors in prize money with people like us. so, you know, he did some good things but on the other hand it certainly doesn't absolve him of having to face the music w
CNN
Jan 18, 2013 1:00am EST
suicide vests put on them by the hostage-takers. pretty frightening situation. leon panetta, the defense secretary, said there were probably about seven to eight americans, but i have to say, you know, throughout the day, the numbers on all of this, where they are, who might be injured or any other condition is not really known. and the numbers of people who have been killed in this operation have really been all over the map. >> it's kind of odd to hear that they are taking a break. i mean if they've launched an operation to try to free hostages, the idea of taking a break in the middle of that operation seems very odd to me. i haven't really heard of operations where that has happened. and i was also surprised to learn that the u.s. was not informed or given a heads-up before they conducted this raid, right? >> in fact, yes. the u.s. officials that we've been speaking to say that they were not given a heads-up that this was going to take place, and that has create someday problems. this one official that we spoke to said that they actually, the united states, had urged and cautioned th
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
in iraq. we are now in afghanistan. 12 years in. $2 billion a week. our defense budget keeps exploding. so an iranian crisis comes at the absolute worst time for this country. >> that's what i was saying early on. >> on so many points. >> things could change dramatically this year. >> richard and i have talked about this a lot. in search of a metaphor, have i been thinking about the islamic role in africa and the middle east, think of it size a large, very dry forest after years of drought. and a lightning strike anywhere, which is unanticipated, starts a brush fire. and then it goes across. we just saw what happened in algeria. what's going on in syria at the moment. and we are not dealing state-to-state. there's an entirely new set of rules for dealing with that critical part of the world, to say nothing of the 300 million people who live there, the oil, the energy we have invested, and as richard and i have been talking, what happens to the kingdoms, saudi arabia next door? with an aging leadership. and they are in the bunker at the moment. and then all of the gulf states as well. jorda
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
enough. >> harold? >> jowhat did you learn? >> i learned president is very defensive about his party-going and giving. i don't think it is just the president. it is the republicans and it is the rest of the country. >> it is. >> there's a likable guy. very likable guy when you talk to him. you know, i learned that -- he -- his girls, as girls, do, they don't want to hang out with him as much. that may be good for negotiations. what did you learn? >> i learned the show was great today. thank you very much. >> am i interrupting less? >> you are slurpting less but i wouldn't let it get into your head. everything you do makes this show happen. and you know, just -- once in a while, we have a bad day. don't let pathetic people want to criticize you and get in your head because the show -- is all about you. >> month, it is not. >> and i run it. >> she does run it. that's true. >> seriously. who runs the show? >> mika. >> who runs the show? seriously. >> she just walked off camera. >> she runs the show. >> many other -- >> what do you call her? >> people that don't know how the show runs --
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 12:00pm PST
it or not. and the number of companies that would really be affected from walmart to every defense contractor to giant health care companies, if their ability to collect money that is owed to them is then put in doubt, that triggers a whole, you know, range of activities of other people wanting to collect debts from them. >> sounds really scary. do me a favor, though, and crawl in to president obama's head for me and tell me why you think in 2006 he voted not to raise the debt ceiling and said the fact we're here today to debate raising the debt limit is a sign of leadership failure, the sign the u.s. government can't pay his own bills. what was he thinking there? >> voting against an increase of the debt kreeling is what you do in the opposition party. >> oh, okay. >> in congress. this is going back for the last many years. >> yeah. >> all the republicans in the senate voted for increases when bush was in office. they vote against it when obama is in office. and vice versa. the problem or challenges now is the house where republicans don't want to vote for it and we need them, you
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 10:00am PST
with the prime minister, the defense minister, opposition leaders, business leaders and, finally, with president morsi, and all of us pressed our concern, our offense at the things he's alleged to have said a number of years ago. and he responded that he is not someone who harbors hatred or ill feeling towards judism or the jewish people, but the burden is on him to further explain and put in context not just his statements, but also his actions. egypt is a vital partner for the united states, we also discussed critical strategic issues, such as security in the sinai respect for the camp david peace accords with israel and the constructive role that we hope egypt can play in the region going forward, but, obviously, his statements and our grave concerns about them were at the outset of the meeting. the responses were satisfactory enough that we then went on to talk about some of the other vital regional strategic issues. >> now, the white house and the state department have both condemned what he said, so from my own experience, they would not have condemned what the president of egypt said if h
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Jan 18, 2013 11:00am PST
but today defense secretary leon panetta said he's working around the clock to bring any u.s. citizens home and issued a warning. >> terrorists should be on notice that they will find no sanctuary, no refuge, not in algeria, not in north africa, not anywhere. >> let me bring in nbc news chief pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski. the information out of algeria is complex and quite honestly hard to follow depending on some of the information sources, but at this hour what do we know about those americans there? >> reporter: well, it is very confusing in terms of number of americans initially taken hostage but nbc news learned that at least two americans able to hide from the militants when they first took over that nat gas plant there in the far reaches of algeria and since made their escape unharmed. there's an unknown number of american hostages that remain at that compound. in a briefing at the state department a short time ago, the spokesperson said we have american hostages and the spokesperson stressed it's a very fluid situation. now, we also learned that secretary of state hillary
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